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post #61 of 70

Lovely pics! I especially love the second one. Nice work!

 

 

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We've been up in Alaska working on the Manitoba Mountain project. Here are a few photos of the zone.

 

Dropping off the north side.

 

Matt Reardon on Manitoba Mountain, Alaska.jpg

 

Another line off the backside.

 

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Front side corn skiing at 830pm.

 

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The north side of Manitoba Mountain from the Seward Highway. 

 

north mani.jpg

 

Last light on Manitoba, 930pm. 

 

last light manitoba_1.jpg

 

 

 

post #62 of 70
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Skiers Envision New Chugach Lift Development

 

KTVA CBS News, Anchorage

 

May 1, 2012 

post #63 of 70
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Hello Everyone,

 

Peak 38 has invited me to do a live video chat this evening. 

 

http://p38mtn.com/LiveChat.aspx

 

 

Please join in and send me your questions, it should be a hoot.

 

 

post #64 of 70

soulskier -

 

"Some examples will be lower marketing costs (shareholders will talk up their product), lower insurance premiums (members will not sue their ski area) and sweat equity shares issued in exchange for labor."

 

I'm sorry but I had to kind of laugh at this.  Shareholders may initially talk up their area but it will fade fast.  Like all other membership organizations (country clubs, for example), clubs are hurting for members and marketing, if anything, has stepped up for those organizations.  Second, members not suing their ski areas?  Ha!  Don't bet on that and your insurance company likely won't either.  I lived in a gated community with a small HOA (34 residences) and one of the members was driving into the area with her car through exit gate.  As she was driving in, the gate began to close and hit her brand new car.  She sued the HOA in spite of the Association By-Laws that indemnified the Association from any suits filed by owners.  Nothing stops people from suing and to believe that share ownership will somehow halt it, don't bet on it.  Lastly, sweat-equity shares might work for some and work for awhile but that, like the member self-promotion of marketing, will likely fade rather quickly.  Maybe not but I wouldn't plan on it for the pro-forma of the business plan.

 

I wish you luck but couldn't pass up on the comment I quoted.  I think you're in for a challenging time but I think it would be cool if you're successful.  It could be a new model for ski areas and other enterprises, for that matter but I don't see the concept as being that new.  As mentioned, country clubs have been around forever and are now suffering like never before.  Timing seems suspect for this bold, new adventure.

 

By the way, some great photos!  The terrain looks really nice!


Edited by GoldMember - 8/27/12 at 4:22pm
post #65 of 70
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Small Ski Areas Form an Alliance

Boston Globe, December 5, 2012

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MRA Hired to Run Maine’s Mt. Abram

 

First Tracks Online, September 30, 2013

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MRA Hired to Run Maine’s Mt. Abram




First Tracks Online, September 30, 2013

Cool! See you there this winter!
post #69 of 70
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Here's a great article from the Portland Maine Telegraph about what we are doing at Mt Abram. 

 

Skiing in Maine: Mount Abram – the little mountain that could set trends

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Here's an interview I recently did with RettyYeti on the Mountain Rider's Alliance.

 

https://www.reddyyeti.com/blog/mountain-riders-alliance

 

Some of you might find it interesting, or not. 

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